Easter Sunday is considered to be the most important festival in the Christian Community. All the Christians worldwide celebrate this event with great courage. Easter Sundayis the day which expresses the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. This was written in Bible, that he would come back after few centuries. Christian all around the world celebrates this even by singing music’s, following the old rituals, having candlelight dinners and decorating the flowers all around the church.
Easter Sundayis considered to be the day of joy and happiness. Any sad activity or bad words are not spoken during this day as People believe this day Jesus will rise and if they spoke terrible, bad things would happen. Although Christians follow the religious culture during Easter Sunday, many other countries make this day as a spring shopping day. During this day they spend lots of time doing shopping’s and collecting gifts for each other. Families visit each other house and give presents.
Easter Sundayis celebrated on Sunday, which is almost considered a public holiday in many countries. Government offices and most schools are closed during this day. The story behind Easter Sundayhas always been talkative topics as this was written a few centuries ago that Mary visited the tomb where Jesus was buried while she was there an angel came to her saying Jesus has risen from here. After that Easter Sundayis considered to be celebrated with joy and happiness.
In 325 CE many scholars decided that Easter Sundaywould be celebrated after the Full moonlight so If Moon is not seen with the full light, it would be delayed for one or more weeks. Greece decides the dates according to the Julian calendars.
According to the new calendar Easter, Sunday is going to be celebrated on Sunday, 21 April 2019.
Easter Sunday Feast
Easter Sunday is considered to be the day of happiness so feast starts to prepare the day before Easter Sunday, as during this day many families visit each other so people think this day everything should be perfect. Roasted Lamb is served during the dinner which is considered to be the main dish of Jewish Passover.
Children, as well as Elders, love to play Easter Hunt Games and eat Easter Bunny Chocolates. After the dinner is over everyone gathers around the dinner table to play their famous Easter Hunt Games. During this dinner, Christians try to build true faith on Lamb of God and start the process of Resurrection.
Like another festival Easter, Sundayhas no fixed date, but people start to prepare meals during the evening to celebrate it well. Easter Sundayis also named as the 14 Nishan according to the historical day.
The main purpose to celebrate the Easter Sundaywas to celebrate the day of Resurrection. But on the other hand, many Christians believe that this day should not be considered as Easter Sunday as they think they both have different importance. Like the Bible, itself have mentioned the day of Resurrection, not the day of Easter Sunday. Even few scholars ask to change the name of Easter Sunday as Easter Resurrection.
According to our views, the Easter Resurrection should be celebrated every day; it’s not necessary to mark this on Easter Sunday. It’s not about the playing games this day or offering dinners it should be celebrated as a day for prayers and seeking help from Jesus. Considering the facts that Jesus will rise from death and his resurrection shows that we should be rewarded with eternal life in Heaven from Jesus as He will be our Savior after the death.